Faculty Development describes upcoming events and professional development programs on the KU Edwards campus, as well as links to teaching resources.
Upcoming Development Opportunities
Understanding the Basics of UDL Implementation in Higher Education
Jamie Basham; Special Education
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 – 12:00pm-1:00pm - BEST 220 & ZOOM
Research for Educause recently identified Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a leading need across all of higher education. Come learn the basics of the underlying design framework as well as how to implement it in your classes. Practical considerations will be discussed and examples will be shown.
James D. Basham, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education at the University of Kansas. Dr. Basham is also the cofounder and CEO of the Universal Design for Learning - Implementation and Research Network (UDL-IRN). The UDL-IRN is a non-profit that supports implementation, research, and development of UDL across the globe. His research is focused on the implementation of UDL, learner-centered design, innovation, and technology in human learning. He is well published, given hundreds of talks, and serves on various boards for journals, companies, and organizations.
Linda Dixon and Jomella Watson Thompson
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 – 12:00pm-1:00pm - BEST 220 & ZOOM
Ten Lessons Learned from When: The Science of Timing
Lee Stuart, Professional & Continuing Education; Alex Williams, Psychology
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 – 12:00pm-1:00pm - BEST 220 & ZOOM
Timing can affect our performance in surprising and significant ways. Last fall, a group of KUEC administrators and faculty participated in a book club pertaining to the science of timing. This spring, Drs. Lee Stuart and Alex Williams extended the club to a group of KUEC students. Attendees will learn about the club's recommendations for incorporating the best research on timing to improve your attention and goal-attainment both inside the classroom and out.
Past development presentations
Heather McCain and John Bricklemyer; Project Management
Dana Shafer, Social Welfare Education Program Coordinator; Angela Mackey-Gist, Communication Studies; and Renee Hewitt, Center for Online and Distance Learning
Doug Ward, Center for Teaching Excellence and School of Journalism; Joshua Potter, Center for Teaching Excellence
Steve Werninger, Academic & Faculty Support Center
Dr. Doug Ward, Center for Teaching Excellence
Dr. Kathleen Nuckolls (EVRN) & Renee Hewitt (CODL)
Dr. Anna Pope
Steve Werninger & Joe Ascensio, KU Edwards Academic Technologists
Joshua Potter, CTE
"Newbies, Old Hands, and those in between: Effective Teaching for Students with Varying Levels of Prior Knowledge & Experience"
Meagan Patterson, CTE Fellow
Angie Pastorek, Program Manager & Faculty, Communication Studies
Ben Wolfe, Director of the Academic and Faculty Support Center
Kim Glover and Renee Hewitt, Center for Online and Distance Learning
Michael Wesch, Kansas State University. Keynote Speech, Convocation 2017
Josh Bolick, KU Libraries
Brian McDow, Enrollment Mgmt.
The center organizes workshops, seminars, discussion forums and other opportunities that support teaching faculty in their efforts to enhance learning in their classrooms.
The center offers a wide range of pedagogy and media expertise to help faculty envision and implement online and hybrid courses. At any stage in course development, we serve the needs of instructors to deliver the highest quality online education students expect at the University of Kansas.